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5 Wellbeing Tips for Business Owners

Regardless of what type of business you own, taking care of your wellbeing and mental health should be one of your main priorities. Creating a healthy balance between work and play is essential when it comes to leading a happy and productive lifestyle. Monitoring your wellbeing not only reduces stress levels, it also increases productivity and can help you overcome daily obstacles.


Daily Planning is Essential

Being self-employed comes with a busy schedule. Try to plan out your day using an online or written diary. You are your own boss! Plan and prioritise your tasks throughout the day. This will form structure to your day and will help you become more productive. Don’t forget to give yourself breaks. Take coffee and lunch breaks to refuel yourself and break up your busy day. Owning a business can be unpredictable therefore be flexible with your daily plan. Allow yourself to change plans last minute and reschedule. 


Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Nobody can run a business on their own. Operating a business is a team effort. Spread out your workload amongst your team. If you don’t have employees, ask your friends or family for a helping hand. There is also a range of business support services at your fingertips! The Women’s Organisation provide support from expert business advisors such as finance, tax and insurance as well as online marketing support.


                                                  Make sleep a priority

A repetitive cycle of poor sleep and difficult days can then put you in a low mood, potentially leading to things like depression and anxiety. Running a business is extremely stressful and can take a toll on your mental health. Regarding supporting your mood, getting enough sleep is essential. Being well-rested not only makes it easier to stay focused but also helps you make smarter decisions. As a bonus, it is also easier to solve problems or to learn new things when you get enough sleep.


Network

You are not on their journey alone! There are lots of entrepreneurs who are trying to become successful. It is beneficial to link up with other start up business owners to exchange ideas, experiences and advice. Even during these times of isolation, you can build these connections online; using hashtags such as #Merseybizlink allows you to network with other businesses through Twitter.

Work Life Balance
Don’t forget to take time for yourself, family and friends. Take time off after working long periods of overtime to give yourself the chance to rebalance and maintain a healthy home life. Make time for hobbies, exercise, and checking in with friends and family. With the high reliance of technology in our lives today it can be nearly impossible to unplug, and that much easier to look through emails or take constant phone calls. Although, the more your work life filters into your personal life, the more you’re losing that balance that’s so important to your health and happiness.

For more information about the support available to help start or grow your new business through Enterprise Hub, please contact enterprisehub@thewo.org.uk.
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